Normandy is recognized as an expert in the chemicals sector for over a century. It welcomes major international players in the fields of petrochemicals, additives and lubricants, rubber and plastics, fertilizers and paints. These benefit from a strategic geographical position at the entrance to Northern Europe and rely on leading logistics and port infrastructures to optimize their sourcing and facilitate their access to the European market
- 1st exporting industrial sector
- 1st European producer of fertilizers
- 2nd place in France in medicinal chemistry
- Nearly 230 establishments
- More than 13,000 direct jobs
The Normandy chemical industry is present throughout the value chain, from upstream to downstream, from the production of basic chemicals to intermediates to specialty chemicals. A key sector of the Seine Axis, it is an essential industry which has invested more than 2 billion euros since 2010 for the development of existing sites and the factory of the future, but also for the establishment of new activities, particularly in biotechnology and recycling: advanced biofuel, CO2 capture, bioproducts, re-refining of used mineral oils, etc.
Two major chemical industrial platforms are located in Normandy (Port-Jérôme Normandy and Synerzip LH). They offer industries numerous synergies: flows, shared utilities (steam, waste management, etc.), industrial risk management (SEVESO), subcontracting. In addition, they contribute to the attractiveness of the territory.
Normandy is a land of chemistry resolutely committed to the transition to sustainable chemistry. With many private or public laboratories and a high-level training offer including INSA Rouen Normandie, Normandy industrialists are innovating and preparing to meet the major challenges of tomorrow related to energy, climate change and conservation. resources and the environment
Main regional chemical companies :
AIR LIQUIDE, ARKEMA, BASF, BOREALIS, CHEVRON ORONITE, EXXONMOBIL CHEMICAL France, LUBRIZOL, ORIL INDUSTRIE, PPG COATINGS,SANOFI,SGS Multilab, TOTAL, …